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Saxon                Surname Origin Saxon

Meaning of Surname BurleighBurh, is the same as burg, a city, castle, house, or tower; leigh, a low place, opposed to a place higher, the same as ley, a meadow, a pasture

The Anglo-Saxons used only personal names, sometimes with nicknames and patronymics, so it was not until after the Norman Conquest that inherited surnames were adopted.

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